Crispy Chicken Street Tacos

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Crispy Chicken Street Tacos
Crispy Chicken Street Tacos
Tyson

Crispy Chicken Street Tacos

Inspired by Mexican food truck fare, this recipe uses traditional ingredients like habanero, garlic, cilantro and lime juice combined with crumbled cotjia cheese and Tyson® Crispy Chicken Strips for a new twist on an authentic family favorite.

4
Servings
520
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

For a fast and fresh taco night, replace the fiery habanero pico de gallo recipe above with your favorite from your local grocery store.

Ingredients

  • 1¼ Pound Tyson Crispy Chicken Strips
  • ½ Cup barbecue sauce
  • 6 Tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons minced habaneros
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon pepper
  • 8 white corn tortillas, small
  • ½ Cup cotjia cheese, crumbled

Directions

Prepare Crispy Chicken Strips according to package directions.  When cooked, slice lengthwise and set aside.

Prepare lime barbecue sauce in a small bowl by mixing BBQ sauce and 2 tablespoons of fresh lime juice.

In separate bowl prepare the fiery habanero pico de gallo by mixing together red onion, garlic, ¼ cup lime juice, cilantro, habanero, salt and pepper.

Heat a dry large skillet over medium-high heat and toast the tortillas until soft and pliable.  Fill immediately, or cover with a damp towel.

To assemble layer lime barbecue sauce, fiery habanero pico de gallo and sliced Crispy Chicken Strips on warmed tortillas.  Top with crumbled cotjia cheese.

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
31%
Sugar
14g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
22%
Cholesterol
65mg
22%
Protein
31g
62%
Carbs
54g
18%
Vitamin A
44µg
5%
Vitamin B12
0.1µg
2.1%
Vitamin C
10mg
17%
Vitamin E
0.5mg
2.4%
Vitamin K
4µg
5%
Calcium
237mg
24%
Fiber
4g
17%
Folate (food)
13µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
13µg
3%
Iron
5mg
25%
Magnesium
14mg
4%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.3mg
1.5%
Phosphorus
89mg
13%
Polyunsaturated
0.3g
N/A
Potassium
177mg
5%
Sodium
1270mg
53%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
0.6mg
4.3%